How is the organ donation law changing?

From 20 May 2020, all adults in England will be considered to have consented to be an organ donor when they die unless they had recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. This is commonly referred to as an ‘opt out’ system. You may also hear it referred to as 'Max and Keira's Law'.

NHS Organ Donation website

NHS Blood and Transplant Services

NHS Blood and Transplant provide a blood and transplantation service to the NHS, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stem cells, and researching new treatments and processes.

Organ Donation and Transplantation Website

Human Tissue Authority - The regulator for human tissue and organs

Guidance for living organ donors on their processes

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) guidance has been written for people who are going to become living organ donors.

It explains what kind of organisation they are, their role in the regulation of all living organ donations, and what you need to know before you donate an organ. This guidance also explains the Independent Assessment process that a person would undergo. 

HTA website